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Home Office: Taxis

Question for Home Office

UIN 65007, tabled on 25 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many private hire cars her Department has used since 2015; how long each journey was; and what the cost was of those journeys to the public purse.

Answered on

1 July 2020

Determining the amount spent on private hire cars, how long each journey was, and how many journeys were made since 2015 is not readily available from our management systems.

This is because the cost information is neither held centrally by the Home Office, nor where held, is it in an easily identifiable format. It could therefore be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The length and number of journeys is not specifically recorded.

Many taxi journeys are reimbursed via a manual expenses process. The information required to identify employee taxi claims is not easily distinguishable within the central financial system and a manual review of all these records, over a five-year period, would be required.

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